Power County minutes for August commission meetings

Published in The Power County Press Sept. 17, 2014.

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Friday, August 1st, 2014. Present were Commissioner Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE (I.C. #23-903): Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for the consideration of a number of alcohol beverage licenses. There being no public objection, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the following 2014-2015 alcohol beverage licenses:

#17 – Mario and Maria Palacios d/b/a La Esperanza Mexican Restaurant & Bakery for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises.

#18 – Mario, Maria, Mayra, Diana Palacios d/b/a Palacios Mexican Grill, Inc., for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises.

Carried.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 11th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to amend the August 11th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Building & Grounds – Emergency Services Building (Parking Areas)

Southeast Idaho Public Health District – Employee Shots (Flu/TB/Hepatitis)

Carried.

IDAHO DIVISION OF VETERAN SERVICES – POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER: Debbie Harmon, State Service Officer of the Idaho Division of Veteran Services appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the role of the Board of County Commissioners in providing services to Power County Veterans versus the role of the Idaho Division of Veteran Services. The Commissioners and Ms. Harmon then discussed the general job description of local Veteran Service Officers within the State of Idaho. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Ms. Harmon agreed to maintain regular contact to ensure outreach to Power County’s Veterans.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS AGREEMENT – STATE MASTER SITE): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to further review the ASTRO 25 System Upgrade and Software Maintenance Agreements for Power County’s use of the master communications site in Meridian, Idaho. At the outset, Sheriff Jeffries reported that he has scheduled a meeting of the Power County Communications Advisory Committee to review Motorola’s “Level Pay Plan”; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until September 8th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – ROCKLAND RURAL FIRE DISTRICT (MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING – FIRE SUPPRESSION): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Power County Sheriff and Rockland Rural Fire District for fire suppression services outside current fire district boundaries. At the outset, Sheriff Jeffries reported that the Idaho Sheriff’s Association will be discussing the duties and responsibilities of County Sheriffs for fire suppression outside fire district boundaries at their December, 2014, meeting; accordingly, the Commissioners agreed that this matter should be removed as an agenda item unless and until Sheriff Jeffries requests further consideration by the Board of Commissioners.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COURTHOUSE SECURITY (CARD LOCKS): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review the quote submitted by IdentiSys, Inc., to install card reader locks at the Power County Courthouse, which would enhance Courthouse security efforts. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to reject the quote and remove this matter as an agenda item unless and until Sheriff Jeffries requests further consideration by the Board of Commissioners.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee or staff member. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 9:55 a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 10:15 a.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from executive session with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BUILDING (PARKING AREAS): The Commissioners reviewed an Ariel map of parking areas adjacent to the Power County Emergency Services Building and discussed the need to expand the parking area between the EMS Building and American Falls City Hall to accommodate additional vehicles. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to review this matter with American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia and Chief of Police Brandon Wilkinson; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 25th, 2014.

SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT – QUARTERLY REPORT: Judy Hoopes of the Southeast Idaho Public Health District appeared before the Commissioners to present her quarterly report for Power County for the period ending June 30th 2014.

SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT – EMPLOYEE SHOTS (FLU/TB/HEPITITAS): Following discussion with Judy Hoopes of the Southeast Idaho Public Health District, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to renew the Letter of Agreement between Power County and Southeast Idaho Public Health District to provide flu vaccine, Hepatitis B shots and TB tests to County employees, at County expense, beginning September 29th, 2014. Carried.

POWER COUNTY ABATEMENT DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioners Funk, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Abatement District Board. Carried.

VECTOR DISEASE CONTROL INTERNATIONAL, INC. – MOSQUITO ABATEMENT: Justin Huse of Vector Disease Control International, Inc., appeared before the Commissioners to present the Mosquito Surveillance and Control Report for the month of July, 2014.

Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to recess as Power County Abatement District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ROOF QUOTES: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to review the quotes submitted to replace the roof at the Transfer Station. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to take this matter under advisement until August 25th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – PART-TIME EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to review Power County’s Employee Master List of Transfer Station & Landfill employees. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that Mr. Heward and Commissioner Wright should meet with Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht sometime prior to October 1st, 2014, to designate step raises for the part-time Power County solid waste employees.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee or staff member. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 11:25 a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 11:40 a.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

IDAHO POWER – IDAHO PUBLIC UTILTIIES COMMISSION: Terrell Sorensen of Falls Irrigation District and John Hunt of Hunt Electric appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the negative effects that area businesses and farmers experience on a regular basis due to Idaho Power’s failure and refusal to maintain electrical services throughout Power County. Also present was Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. Mr. Sorensen and Mr. Hunt reported that Idaho Power’s antiquated power delivery system causes frequent and significant disruptions in service and renders irrigation and electrical equipment inoperable during regular use. Following discussion, the Commissioners instructed Prosecuting Attorney Petersen to prepare a written complaint to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission and request that this matter be investigated and corrected; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until August 25th, 2014.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR (AUGUST): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that the Idaho Association of Counties webinar for August is scheduled on Thursday, the 14th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. and is entitled “Planning & Zoning Issues”.

POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Commissioner Minutes for July 9th, 14th, 18th, 28th and 29th, 2014, as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY FAIR – CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS (RELEASE/INDEMNITY AGREEMENT): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement to the City of American Falls for the placement of five 300 gallon garbage cans at the Power County Fairgrounds during the Power County Fair, August 4th – 8th, 2014, which the City of American Falls agreed to dump daily. Carried.

FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET – GATEWAY WEST TRANSMISSION LINES: Commissioner Funk reported that he has been contacted by the Board of Cassia County Commissioners to discuss the joint agreement between Power and Cassia Counties regarding the Gateway West Transmission Lines Project. Commissioner Funk further reported that Cassia County as well as the Cassia and Power Citizens Task Force committees are requesting ongoing funding to appropriately address issues of concern as they arise. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget as published includes adequate funding for the joint endeavor.

POWER COUNTY WEB PAGE – RAVE COMMUNICATIONS: The Commissioners reviewed the “Website Update Task List” provided by Rave Communications dated August 6th, 2014, as well as the link to the development site for Power County’s updated web page. Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht reported that Rave Communications will be providing weekly updates throughout the development period, which will be forwarded on to County elected officials and department heads. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to discuss this matter further at the next Power County Elected Officials and Department Heads meeting scheduled for September 22nd, 2014.

POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Ambulance District Board. Carried.

ENTRADA, INC. – BILLING SERVICES AGREEMENT: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Billing Services Agreement between Power County and Entrada, Inc., for ambulance billing services, which agreement is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. At the outset, Prosecuting Attorney Petersen presented an updated Billing Services Agreement that he prepared for the Board’s consideration. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to submit the proposed agreement to Entrada for their review and consideration; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until August 25th, 2014. Carried.

Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.

POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER – PUBLIC DEFENDER CONTRACT (ADDENDUM): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Contract for public defender services between Power County and Robert Eldredge, which Contract is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. At the outset, Prosecuting Attorney Petersen presented a Contract Addendum that he prepared for the Board’s consideration. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to submit the proposed Addendum to Robert Eldredge for his review and consideration; accordingly, further discussion was tabled until August 25th, 2014.

AMERICAN FALLS YOUTH MINISTRY D/B/A GERALD FEHRINGER YOUTH CENTER – LEASE AGREEMENT (ADDENDUM): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Lease Agreement between Power County and American Falls Youth Ministry, Inc. d/b/a Gerald Fehringer Youth Center to lease a portion of the Power County Courthouse Annex, which Lease is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. At the outset, Prosecuting Attorney Petersen presented a Lease Agreement Addendum that he prepared for the Board’s consideration. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to submit the proposed Addendum to the Youth Center Board for their review and consideration; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until August 25th, 2014.

AMERICAN FALLS RURAL FIRE DISTRICT – EXTRICATION AGREEMENT (ADDENDUM): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Agreement for extrication services between Power County and American Falls Rural Fire District, which Agreement is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. At the outset, Prosecuting Attorney Petersen presented an Extrication Agreement Addendum that he prepared for the Board’s consideration. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to submit the proposed Addendum to the American Falls Rural Fire District Board for their review and consideration; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until September 8th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – FARM LEASE (DAVID ZIMMERMAN): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Farm Lease between Power County and David Zimmerman, which lease is scheduled to expire on November 1st, 2014. At the outset, Prosecutor Petersen reported that he would be recusing himself from further negotiations under this lease due to conflict of interest and that Deputy Prosecutor Ryan Sargent will be handling this matter further. Also present via speaker telephone was Power County Airport Board member Klaren Koompin, who addressed the Board of Commissioners regarding property lines between the Power County and David Zimmerman properties. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to authorize the Power County Airport Board to obtain a survey of the area to determine exact property lines and to obtain the appropriate legal description for a future farm lease. Following further discussion, the Commissioners instructed Deputy Prosecutor Sargent to give Mr. Zimmerman written notice of Power County’s intentions to open the farm ground lease to public bid and to prepare proposed specifications for future lease of the premises; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 25th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – RENTAL AGREEMENT (STAN BEARUP): Power County Airport Board member Klaren Koompin appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to review the Rental Agreement between Power County and Airport Manager Stan Bearup, which Agreement is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. Also present was Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. Following discussion, Commissioner Anderson and Prosecuting Attorney Petersen agreed to attend the next regular meeting of the Power County Airport Board to discuss renewal of the Rental Agreement; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until September 8th, 2014.

THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERAVATION & DEVELOPMENT (RC&D) – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan S. Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Cooperative Agreement for administrative grant services between Power County and Three Rivers RC&D, which Agreement is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. At the outset, Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht reported that Paula Jones of Three Rivers RC&D and Kathleen Lewis of Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SEICOG) are scheduled to meet with the Board of Commissioners on Monday, September 22nd, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss a transfer of these administrative grant services from Three Rivers RC&D to SEICOG; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until September 22nd, 2014.

CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.

Current Expense $ 18,864.97

Ambulance District 7,906.49

Abatement District 16,060.00

District Court 3,377.69

Justice Fund 20,934.92

Misdemeanor Probation/

Drug Court 884.60

Enhanced 911 Services 325.18

Elections 95.76

Indigent 3,867.54

Revaluation 317.97

Solid Waste 25,453.72

Weeds 8,535.81

Waterways 120.62

PILT 10,853.65

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – PART-TIME EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION: Power County resident Vivian Charles appeared before the Commissioners to discuss compensation to Power County’s part-time solid waste employees, and particularly at the manned dumpster site in Rockland, and her primary concern that the position is grossly underpaid given the length of service and dedication by the Rockland employee. Following discussion, the Commissioners reported that the hourly compensation for part-time solid waste employees will be allocated for fiscal year 2015 sometime after the public budget hearing scheduled for August 25th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS (ACCOUNTABILITY BLOCK GRANT –JAIBG): Following discussion with Power County Juvenile Probation Department Supervisor Connie Shepherd, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve and execute the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections Accountability Block Grant application as presented, in the amount of $2,500 with matching funds of $228 to operate the Parent Project Program during Fiscal Year 2015. Carried.

POWER COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT – VEHICLE PURCHASE: Power County Weed Department Supervisor Curtis Munk appeared before the Commissioners to review the quotes he has obtained to purchase a new spray truck for the Weed Department. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and accept the quote submitted by Hirning GMC in the amount of $35,883.47, with the understanding that trade-in of Power County’s 1997 Ford Truck F350 1Ton 4 x 4 (VIN #1FDKF38G1VE06230) will be increased to a minimum of $10,500. Carried.

POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER – IDAHO DIVISION OF VETERAN SERVICES (ANNUAL SERVICE OFFICER TRAINING): Power County Veteran Service Officer Sheldon Kovarsky appeared before the Commissioners to report that he will be unable to attend the Idaho Division of Veteran Services Annual Service Officer Training in Boise later this month; however, he has arranged to have a packet of materials presented at the session delivered to him. Mr. Kovarsky then reported that he has attended and will continue to attend the training sessions offered in Pocatello. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to continue to investigate possible options to ensure Power County’s attendance at all Service Officer Training event scheduled by the Idaho Division of Veteran Services.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to amend the August 14th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:

Power County Building & Grounds – Doctors Clinic Remodel

Southeast Idaho Public Health District

Power County Transfer Station & Landfill – Rockland Dumpster Site

Tree/Brush Removal

Carried.

IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – WEBINAR (PLANNING & ZONING ISSUES): Power County Planning & Zoning Board members Edith Kopp and Bill Lasley appeared before the Commissioners with Power County Building Administrator Robert Steinlicht to participate in the Idaho Association of Counties’ August webinar entitled “Planning & Zoning Issues”. Also present was local building contractor Paul Herndon.

POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEAST IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT): Architect Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the remodel project at the Southeast Idaho Public Health District, located in the lower portion of the Power County Doctors Clinic. Mr. Dille reported that he had visited the site earlier this morning to determine the cause of the windows that are cracking for no apparent reason. Mr. Dille has determined that the cracks are due to a heat and pressure defect and that the windows will be replaced free of charge prior to the public open house scheduled on August 20th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ROCKLAND DUMPSTER SITE (TREE/ BRUSH REMOVAL): Commissioner Anderson reported that Rockland area residents continue to litter the Rockland dumpster site with tree and brush piles, which is contrary to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality standards for solid waste satellite sites. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to make an on-site inspection of the Rockland dumpster site later today to determine the optimum solution to clear the tree and brush debris; accordingly, further discussion of this matter was tabled until September 8th, 2014.

Adjourned.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

POWER COUNTY

COMMISSIONER MINUTES

The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, August 25th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ROOF QUOTES: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to review the quotes he obtained to repair the roof at the Transfer Station. Also present was Power County Building Administrator Robert Steinlicht. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to accept the quote submitted by Western Roofing in the amount of $11,700. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL – DUMPSTER SITE DISPOSAL (SOLID WASTE TRANSPORT CONTRACT): Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled to open sealed bids for solid waste services at the Power County Transfer Station and satellite dumpster sites. Also present was Power County Transfer Station/Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward. The Commissioners received and opened the sole sealed bids submitted by Snake River Dispose-All. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to schedule a meeting with William Jones d/b/a Snake River Dispose-All to discuss the bid details; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until September 8th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – DUMPSTER SITE DISPOSAL (METAL/RECYCLING): Following discussion with Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward, the Commissioners agreed to schedule a meeting with Randy Moffit d/b/a Eastern Idaho Recycling & Salvaging, LLC, to discuss options for scrap metal recycling at the Power County Transfer Station and satellite dumpster sites; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until September 8th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – VENT QUOTES: Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to review the quote submitted to install a ventilation system in the Transfer Station to control excess dust and odor. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to take this matter under advisement until September 8th, 2014.

CRYSTAL SUMMIT RECREATION AREA – U.S. FOREST SERVICE/POCATELLO PATHFINDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB (ADDENDUM MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING): Don “Rosie” Rosenberg and Bob Keller, the President and Secretary of the Pocatello Pathfinders Snowmobile Club appeared before the Commissioners to review the Memorandum of Understanding Addendum for care and maintenance of the Crystal Summit recreation area parking area and facilities. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to amend the Addendum to include a provision that the site will be posted with a public notice that access to the Crystal Summit parking area is available by calling the Pocatello Pathfinders point of contact at a number specified. Carried. The Commissioners instructed Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen to prepare an updated Addendum and further discussion of this matter was tabled until September 8th, 2014.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COURTHOUSE SECURITY (ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the “Administrative Notice” issued by Sixth District Administrative Judge Stephen Dunn regarding security at the Power County Courthouse. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Sheriff Jeffries agreed that the notice will be posted on all entrances into the Power County Courthouse, and enforced by the Power County Sheriff.

POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – INMATE MEDICAL (BADGER MEDICAL): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the inmate medical agreement between Power County and Badger Medical. Following discussion and a review of I.C. #20-619, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to authorize the Power County Sheriff to charge a nominal fee of ten ($10.00) dollars to any non-indigent inmate for the purpose of seeing the jail provided doctor or nurse for a medical complaint, with the understanding that this matter will be reviewed in ninety (90) days. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Nay

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

HARDSHIP EXEMPTION APPLICATION (I.C. #63-711): Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners with applicant to consider the Hardship Exemption Application on Power County Parcel #RPA0884-00.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney, Ryan Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(f), to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 10:30 o’clock a.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

The Commissioner reconvened at 11:00 o’clock a.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried.

HARDSHIP EXEMPTION APPLICATION (I.C. #63-711): Following executive session and a review of the evidence and testimony presented, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to forgive interest and penalties currently due and owing on Power County Parcel #RPA0884-00 for tax year 2010 in the amount of $548.20, upon the condition that the balance of taxes owing for 2010 in the amount of $1,311.69 be paid immediately, and upon the further condition that applicant make monthly payments in the amount of $250 to satisfy the taxes, penalty and interest owing for tax years 2011, 2012 and 2013. Carried.

POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Ambulance District Board. Carried.

ENTRADA, LLC – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Following discussion with Power County Ambulance District Director Di Jones, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Ambulance District’s accounts receivable report for the period ending July 31st, 2014, in the amount of $72,711.90, including any write-off’s and adjustments. Carried.

ENTRADA, LLC – BILLING SERVICES AGREEMENT: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Billing Services Agreement between

Power County and Entrada, LLC, which agreement is ongoing and terminated only by giving the other party at least ninety (90) days prior written notice, with the understanding that the Agreement will be reviewed annually. Carried.

Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.

POWER COUNTY COURTHOUSE SECURITY – EMPLOYEE CPR CERTIFICATION: Power County Clerk Steinlicht reported that the Power County Sheriff’s Office will be rescheduling CPR certification for Courthouse and Annex employees to allow for “certification” rather than “re-certification”. Also present was Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones, who presented quotes to purchase backup batteries and supplies for the two defibulators currently on-site at the Power County Courthouse and to purchase two additional defibulators and cabinets. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to authorize Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones to make the purchases as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS (POWER COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING): Power County Disaster Services Director Di Jones appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the shared use of the Power County Emergency Services Building and adjacent parking areas with the American Falls Rural Fire District and the City of American Falls. At the outset, Commissioner Wright reported that he and Ms. Jones had met with American Falls Rural Fire District Board Chairman Lynn Scherer, American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia and Chief Police Brandon Wilkinson to discuss these matters; and, as a result, all disputed issues have been resolved. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Ms. Jones agreed that joint quarterly meetings between Power County, City of American Falls and American Falls Rural Fire District would be beneficial to eliminate future confusion or misunderstanding.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – MONTHLY REPORT (I.C. #63-2113): Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #63-2113, to present her Statement of Treasurer’s Cash for the month ending July 31st, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Treasurer’s monthly report as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF TAXES: Following discussion with Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Orders for Cancellation of Taxes in the amount of $79.85 and $20.27 as presented. Carried.

CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.

Current Expense $ 8,152.84

Ambulance District 1,685.41

District Court 2,655.40

Justice Fund 11,409.52

Enhanced 911 Services 50.21

Indigent 14,228.05

Revaluation 799.56

Solid Waste 276.82

Weeds 30,359.87

Waterways 2,973.79

PILT 14,625.04

POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER – CONTRACT EXTENSION: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Addendum Agreement between Power County and Robert Eldredge to provide public defender services for an additional one (1) year period, or until the “State Public Defender Commission” has established the parameters for public defense in Idaho. Carried.

AMERICAN FALLS YOUTH MINISTRY D/B/A GERALD FEHRINGER YOUTH CENTER – LEASE AGREEMENT ADDENDUM: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve and execute the Lease Agreement Addendum between Power County and American Falls Youth Ministry d/b/a Gerald Fehringer Youth Center, for the period October 1st, 2014, through September 30th, 2015, which lease shall be reviewed annually and will renew automatically for additional one (1) year periods unless either party gives thirty (30) days written notice. Carried.

POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – DAVE ZIMMERMAN LEASE: Power County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Sargent appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the proposed specifications to offer lease of Power County’s 73.4 farmable acres located in Section 22, Township 7 South, Range 31 E.B.M. currently leased to Dave Zimmerman for public bid. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until September 8th, 2014.

IDAHO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION – IDAHO POWER: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to present his draft grievance letter to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission regarding concerns with Idaho Power’s provision of electrical power to customers in Power County and requesting that the IPUC assist in resolving the concerns. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the grievance letter as presented. Carried.

POWER COUNTY ASSESSOR – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ADMINISTRATIVE FEE): Power County Deputy Assessor Elna Neu appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the administrative fee Power County charges for vehicle registrations. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to increase the Power County Assessor’s administrative fee to $2.00 and to eliminate all mailing fees, effective immediately. Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code, specifically indigent medical applications. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 3:00 p.m.:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from executive session at 3:15 p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:

Commissioner Funk – Aye

Commissioner Anderson – Aye

Commissioner Wright – Aye

Carried

INDIGENT CASE #2014-104-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to deny indigent case #2014-104-I, since applicant has other resources sufficient to pay the medical expenses incurred as provided by I.C. #31-3502(25). Carried.

INDIGENT CASE #2014-102-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve indigent medical application #2014-102-I. Carried.

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE (I.C. #23-903): Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for the consideration of an alcohol beverage license. There being no public objection, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the following 2014-2015 Alcohol Beverage License.

#19 – Candace Reynolds d/b/a The Willow and the Bay, LLC, for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises, bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises and retail wine.

Carried.

FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET – PUBLIC HEARING: Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for public hearing on Power County’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget as published. At the outset, Commissioner Funk advised those in attendance that Idaho Code #31-1605 requires that the Board of Power County Commissioners fully and finally fix and determine a fiscal year 2015 budget prior to the conclusion of the public budget hearing. Following public hearing and opportunity for questions, comments and/or objections, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve Power County’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget as published in the amount of $11,306,844, which does not include any amounts to be raised from property taxes greater than the amounts advertised, with the understanding that all Contingency Funds shall contained therein be designated as follows:

• First, as a “General Reserve Appropriation” under I.C. #31-1605, and the Board of County Commissioners shall have the right to make an appropriation of these funds in the event of any unforeseen contingency arising, which could not reasonably have been foreseen at the time of making the budget, and which shall require the expenditure of money not provided for in the budget; and

• Second, as an “Accumulated Fund Balance” sufficient to achieve or maintain the operations of Power County on a cash basis as provided by I.C. #31-1605(A).

And to set elected officials salaries as follows:

Commissioner Ron Funk — $23,941

Commissioner Delane Anderson — $22,741

Commissioner Norman Wright — $22,741

Clerk Chris Steinlicht — $52,248

Assessor Douglas Glascock — $52,248

Treasurer Deanna Curry — $52,248

Sheriff Jim Jeffries — $57,002

Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen — $39,140

Coroner Mark Rose — $11,118

Carried.

RON FUNK, Chairman

CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

 

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